Tag Archives: Dr S

Take this Show on the Road

Wednesday, November 6th I participated in a event to raise Lung Cancer Awareness at Genentech.  How it all came about?  That fantastic Katie Brown at LUNGevity passed my name along to the Genentech Advocacy Coordinator. The request was a new … Continue reading

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Hold Steady Little Lung

The lung is holding steady; unlike my emotions. I was overly nervous about yesterday’s check up on the lung for many reasons.  I’m not feeling symptomatic but the slow progression for 6 months makes a girl antsy.  Will now be … Continue reading

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Really? You’re moving?

Found out today that my amazing, totally trusted, practically loved, medical oncologist, Dr Sandler, is leaving OHSU.  Starting July 1st I’ll be moved to another lung cancer specialist. What?  How?  No! I need a nap.

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Spots or Dots?

What a week!  I was quite concerned with what the brain MRI was going to show.  The scan took place on Wednesday; results would be discussed at my Thursday appointment. The results are in and processed by my little noggin.  Finally, I am … Continue reading

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Time to Run Away

The Dr S check up this week was not as uneventful as I wished it would be.  That pesky spot in my upper left lobe seems to be on the move, again.  This time in a much more traditional growing … Continue reading

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6-Week Follow-up

Yesterday, I met with my radiation oncologist, Dr Holland (Dr H) at OHSU.  First order of business is always to talk about the book I’m reading while I wait for his arrival.  Each and every time he has read my … Continue reading

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Connect, Then Un-Connect

I connected some dots that should not have been connected.   Yes, I was overwhelmed. It was such a simple connection, but not one really worth connecting.  Let me explain… First: Talk with Dr S he stated, “You have upper … Continue reading

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Good Problems

The trip to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance went well.  So well, that I’m feeling a tad overwhelmed by all the options presented to me.  Yes, the plural form of OPTION; consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one.  What a good problem to have. I have a call … Continue reading

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No, it’s you not me.

From October 2011 to February 2013 Crizotinib was my go-to targeted therapy.  We had a good run but like all things, it has come to an end. After careful evaluation of my February 13th chest and liver CT scan, it … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Anyone?

As I suspected the last handful of days have been crazy. The birthday.  That was great considering I had a dentist appointment that day.  I really dislike the dentist.  Somehow, I managed to be showered with birthday gifts from my … Continue reading

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